Our Review: The Salty Herb Handmade Bath Bombs

Item name: Handmade bath bombs Made by: The Salty Herb Bought from: The Salty Herb Description: Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Salty Herb is a small skincare business, founded in 2019, selling products including bath bombs, bath salts and body oils. Their simple but effective mission is: “to encourage people in a fast paced world to slow down …

Compost – 7 Reasons to Avoid Peat and Why it is Bad for the Environment

On a recent trip to a garden centre for compost (Ericaceous – which we have found harder to make ourselves), we became very frustrated at the lack of peat free options. When asking a member of staff for help, they appeared oblivious to the issue and the reason for the question. Needless to say, we …

The importance of Avoiding Waste and Why We’re Angry At Sainsbury’s

We first wrote to Sir David Attenborough at the end of 2018, following his landmark words at the United Nations, to thank him for inspiring us and many others, and to tell him that we had established a small online community called Plastic Free Home in a small attempt to ‘do our bit’. As you …

Naked Sprout Discount Code – 10% Discount on Eco Friendly Loo Roll

We’ve tried a range of eco loo roll brands and for us Naked Sprout is one of just two or three brands that is out in front, for the following reasons: Naked Sprout is:• Plastic Free• Unwrapped• Uses minimal, recycled packaging• 100% unbleached and free of chemicals• Produced using sustainably grown bamboo• Transported by sea …

10 Tips for a More Eco Friendly Christmas

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means just a little bit more.” It’s not often that I quote the Grinch, but in this case, and perhaps this year more than any other, case Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Ordinarily, Christmas is a magical time of year but on the …

“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother …

Forget the Question, the Answer is Vinegar (and Bicarbonate of Soda…)

According to research, we spend £4.5 billion a year on cleaning products in the UK, whilst the global market is worth close to £30 billion. A quick search on a leading supermarket’s website for “cleaning products” offers up more than 400 items. From bathroom cleaners to kitchen cleaners, toilet cleaners to floor cleaners. From sprays …

The Best Eco Friendly Sunscreens – Ocean and Reef Safe SPF Sun Creams

With summer having firmly arrived, we thought we’d offer up some tips on eco friendly sun protection. Why are traditional sunscreens bad for the environment? Big brand sunscreens often contain chemicals, including Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, that can harm or kill coral and marine life when they enter the water system. Vitally important ecosystems, coral reefs, often referred …

Our Review: Iron & Velvet

Item name: Antibacterial surface cleaner (coconut and lime) Made by: Iron & Velvet Bought from: Iron & Velvet Description: Iron & Velvet was launched in 2014, with the aim of “bringing high quality, luxury cleaning products to market”. In 2020, this had evolved to focus on “The War on Plastic Pollution”. We tried Iron & …

Get in the Eco Vibe With This Exclusive Discount at ecovibe.co.uk

­­­The lovely team at ecovibe.co.uk have been in touch to offer our readers 10% off site-wide. Every month online we’ll also be reviewing a new product from ecovibe.co.uk. Simply use the discount code PLASTICFREE10 at the checkout. If your order is likely to come to £45 or more, drop us an email at plasticfreehome@gmail.com and …